Issue No. 04 - July/August (2005 vol. 20)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2005.76
Pierpaolo Caricato , University of Lecce
Antonio Grieco , University of Lecce
Material-handling systems based on automated guided vehicles have achieved great success in the last 15 to 20 years. AGV-based solutions' flexibility and relative cheapness compared with traditional systems have contributed to this success but have led to system management problems. A simulated annealing algorithm can solve the problem of designing the path the AGVs will follow.<p>This article is part of a special issue on advanced heuristics in transportation and logistics.</p>
logistics, decision support, automated guided vehicles, simulated annealing, path planning, material handling
A. Grieco and P. Caricato, "Using Simulated Annealing to Design a Material-Handling System," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 20, no. , pp. 26-30, 2005.